Bangladesh reports 16 COVID-19 deaths, 4,73,173 total recoveries

Publish: 5:36 PM, January 18, 2021 | Update: 5:36:PM, January 18, 2021

DHAKA,  – Bangladesh recorded 16 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 697 fresh cases overnight.

The recovery count rose to 4,73,173 after another 736 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.

“Sixteen more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 7,922,” the release said.

It said the tally of infections has surged to 5,28,329 as 697 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 12,707 samples were tested at 199 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 5.49 percent tested positive, while 15.22 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 89.56 percent patients have recovered, while 1.50 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.